Arthur Morris with Richie Benaud in 1953

Arthur Morris, my pen pal

How the Australian batsman touched the heart of a young fan he had never met by responding to his letters

Chaminda Vaas at his retirement press conference

Hit and giggle

Some lesser-known (and possibly apocryphal) cricket anecdotes

Dale Steyn conceded 64 runs in his nine overs

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Centurion

South Africa's well-laid plans leaked

South Africa's plans for each New Zealand batsman - which included areas to bowl and the use of the bouncer - were leaked in a case of mistake identity on the eve of the first ODI in Centurion

MS Dhoni (right) and shooter Abhinav Bindra (left) salute after being conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army

Indian cricket

Dhoni decides to take the plunge

Rather than a holiday by the sea or a bit of quiet time at home, MS Dhoni has decided to use his days off to learn to parachute out of military aircraft

Ed Joyce faces up

Lost in cricket

To play truly well one must lose the words of the coach, the press, and the self, and revel in time spent at the crease

Offbeat

An Italian documentary to inspire unity

E. Nina Rothe of the Huffington Post speaks to filmmaker Jacopo de Bertoldi about his documentary titled This Is Not Cricket, which sheds light on the bond between two boys - one Italian and one Indian